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Did you know that Jack Palance was the son of Ukrainian immigrants, and that his birth name was Volodymyr Palahniuk?

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Now I do...:D

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I read that about him some time back! Liked him as a young vicious gunfighter!

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But he couldn't beat Shane... :)

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He was always a wondrous magnificent villain, in such roles!

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I like this one.  :D


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Anthony Quinn, too! Somehow I never saw that movie...I notice the comments include an opinion that Barabbas is one of the most underrated films ever.

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I have loved him since childhood...now, knowing his name and origin to attribute those rather mysterious Slavic good looks, that makes me like him even more!

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I always thought he was (at least partly) Native American.

But apparently not. 

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He certainly does have the high cheekbones, dark straight hair...yes, looking at his photo again, that would have been a very good guess.

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Looks like Volodymyr / Vladimir is a common name in Ukraine and Russia.

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